The opalescent colours of Tiffany’s Favrile glass inspired me to explore dyeing and block printing fabrics that reflect the vitality and lusciousness of the world around me. I used flowers and colour to symbolise the suffragette movement. Loyalty; purple-crocus, Faith; green - Iris, Purity; white - lilies. The partially opened curtain represents women’s’ incomplete journey of enlightenment and liberation. Sit on my grandmothers chair, read the “picture” and ponder your view.
Hand dyed & printed fabric: machine pieced and quilted
Stained glass applique technique
Quilt winner AQIPP 1999; currently in collection at Queen Victorias Women’s Centre, Melbourne